Bilateral relations are particularly good and meaningful. The two countries are pursuing an intensive and continuous political dialogue at all levels.
The Slovak national minority in Serbia, as well as the Serbian national minority in Slovakia, contribute to the relations between the two countries. The First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs I. Dačić had a bilateral meeting with the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia R. Kačer on the sidelines of the conference “Safety of journalists: protecting journalists in order to protect democracy” on 4 November 2022 in Vienna. The then Minister of Foreign Affairs N. Selaković met with the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic R. Kačer on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly on 23 September 2022 in New York. N. Selaković met with the then State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia M. Klus on the sidelines of the 132nd Ministerial Meeting of the Council of Europe on 19-20 May 2022 in Turin. The former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of Slovakia R. Sulik visited Serbia on 8 October 2021. The then Minister of Foreign Affairs N. Selaković visited Slovakia on 28 and 29 October 2021. Тhe former Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Ivan Korčok visited Serbia on 8 February 2021. Тhe former State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic I. Brockova visited Serbia on 26 and 27 April 2021. The Prime Minister of Serbia Ana Brnabić visited Slovakia in December 2018. Former Speaker of the Slovak Parliament A. Danko visited Serbia in June 2018. Former Prime Minister of Slovakia P. Pellegrini visited Serbia in May 2019. The former Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia Miroslav Lajčák visited Serbia in June 2019.
Slovakia and Serbia are linked by traditionally friendly relations and the closeness of the two peoples in the common geopolitical and cultural-historical space of Europe. At the turning points of their historical struggle for freedom and independence during the 20th century, the two countries found support in each other, and their peoples returned friendship and support.
There is mutual interest and space for improving economic cooperation.
In 2022, trade in goods amounted to 1,104.9 million euros, of which domestic exports were 645.4 million euros, and imports 459.5 million euros. In 2021, the total volume of foreign trade amounted to 792.9 million euros, of which domestic exports were 442.3 million euros, and imports 350.6 million euros.
In the period from 2010 ending with September 2022, the inflow of investments from Slovakia amounted to 108.2 million euros. In 2021 investments from Slovakia reached the amount of 21.9 million euros, and in the first three quarters of 2022 41.6 million euros.
The leading Slovak investor is Amphenol Automotive Technology (automotive industry, Trstenik, EUR 4 million), which employs around 1,000 workers. Then follows: Tatravagonka a.s. Poprad (metal industry, Subotica, EUR 7.4 million), Aqua Therm Invest / Petroland (tourism, Bački Petrovac EUR 21 million), BGS Alfa BP BGS Beta BP BGS Gama BP (energy/biogas, Bač), Credo agency (energy / mini hydropower plant, Niš 2 million euros), Koliba zp s.r.o. (food, Rekovac), Prima Energy / Beočin Energy (energy / solar power plant, Belgrade), Biopel (pellet production, Bački Petrovac), ATI-Terming (machinery, Kula), DSC/ Black Horse (automotive, Sombor).
The Slovak company Inobat has expressed interest in building a battery factory for electric vehicles in Serbia (a plant in Serbia should be opened by 2025).
There are 68 bilateral agreements in force, some of which are as follows:
Agreement between the Federal Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Government of the Slovak Republic on Mutual Investment Protection and Promotion (30 January 1996, The Official Gazette of the FRY—IT No. 4/96);
Convention between the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Slovak Republic for the Avoidance of Double Taxation in Respect of Taxes on Income and on Capital (26 February 2001, The Official Gazette of the FRY—IT No. 4/01);
Agreement between the Council of Ministers of Serbia and Montenegro and the Government of the Slovak Republic on the Amendments to the Agreement Between the Federal Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Government of the Slovak Republic on Mutual Investment Protection and Promotion (11 August 2004, The Official Gazette—IT No. 6/2005 of 1 July 2005)
Agreement between the Council of Ministers of Serbia and Montenegro and the Government of the Slovak Republic on Economic Cooperation (5 October 2005, The Official Gazette—IT No. 14/05);
Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Slovak Republic on the Regulation of the Debt of the Republic of Serbia to the Slovak Republic (30 May 2019, The Official Gazette—IT No. 10 of 27 December 2019).
Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Bratislava http://www.bratislava.mfa.gov.rs/
Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Belgrade https://www.mzv.sk/web/belehrad_sr
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia
Department for Europe, tel. 00 381 (0) 11 30 68 326, 30 68 274, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org